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Blue badges displayed upside down?

On 9 Feb 2008 at 9:28pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
This week's Sussex Express contains a lot of support for the poor disabled drivers who were booked by the NCP B'stards for displaying their tickets upside down.
But (to play Devil's advocate) I wonder if a person should be considered fit to operate a vehicle if they cannot place a large card the correct way round?
Mind you, the same can be said about NCP employees being fit to read a large card upside down!
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On 10 Feb 2008 at 5:42pm not wanted here wrote:
all disabled drivers get a blue book to read so why dont they read it
On 10 Feb 2008 at 6:43pm Dan wrote:
upside down is wrong ... they are in fact being displayed back to front so the name and photo are not on display ... this has been going on for years, stolen ones being used in this way and people using relatives and friends for free and easy parking ... about time they got to grips with it but it is a shame that genuine users get the blunt end ... the council should send reminders out to them if they're going to have a blitz .. incidentally did you know stolen ones are changing hands for 50 a throw ...
On 11 Feb 2008 at 11:08pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
It's so easy to get one I'm suprised that people are paying 50.
In case anyone is interested, all you have to do is contact the Disability Team at Social Services (no medical required) and tell them about your (perceived) problems. As Social Services are client led, they will believe every word that you tell them without performing any medical checks!
On 13 Feb 2008 at 12:20am lopster wrote:
wish it had been that easy for a friend of mine who had a genuine need and was constantly fobbed off with red tape - got one now though, so not sure what my point is - lar-di-dah
On 13 Feb 2008 at 12:07pm down to earth wrote:
I got a ticket when my badge was displayed the right way up, when i eventually tracked down the traffic warden and complained in the ticket office i was told that it was because the traffic warden was to short to read my badge, i would'nt mind if i had a high car but it is'nt, it's only a people carrier. Im going to leave my daughters toilet step so he can read it the next time im down the town.I know the police have reduced their height for joining the forces, maybe the parketing office should up theirs...........
On 13 Feb 2008 at 12:10pm lopster wrote:
right up theirs definitely
On 13 Feb 2008 at 1:16pm Double Yellow Line wrote:
Or maybe as a disabled person yourself you should consider other people and their potential difficulties.
On 14 Feb 2008 at 4:33am expat two wrote:
Who dishes out the badges - the Local Health Authority/Trust? I had a colleague who lived in Guildford who's son was denied a badge despite having Spina Bifida, he had a specially adapted car and everything. He'd struggle to get in a people carrier let alone drive one. Apparently, they had a policy of discouraging dependency. I don't understand how he couldn't get one but Spinster thinks its easy and no medical is required. Sounds like some old bs dreamed up in the Daily Mail offices.
On 14 Feb 2008 at 2:06pm R2d2 wrote:
I have a bad knee (20% disabled according to DSS) - I might get down the Doctors and see if I can blag one to test the system. When I lived in brighton there was a perfectly able (to my eye) guy who had one - when I complained they said it was genuine and that some people's condition fluctuated so they might appear able bodied. Yeah, right! It seems their issue is a lottery depending on your doctor and where you live... Grrrr!
On 14 Feb 2008 at 10:59pm down to earth wrote:
D.Y.L. Whats me got to do with considering some ignorant little skunk who cant be bothered to get close to my wind screen to read my badge. People who are disabled i have the highest sympathy for as it is difficult getting about, im one myself and know i have to take every day at a time.
Expat two: I think it's disgusting that your colleague cant get a badge for his son especially when he deserves one, I would suggest they take it up with their local MP, they might be able to cut some red tape. 3 out of 7 days im in to much pain to even get about, never mind drive my car. How i regret bowing to public opinion by trading in my 4 x 4, atleast i did'nt have to bend in half to get into it, spinal problems are a big problem when trying to get into a normal car.
On 22 Feb 2008 at 12:42am lopster wrote:
Take that back - not that I'm being discriminatory - harsh DYL, harsh
On 22 Feb 2008 at 10:56am Brian wrote:
As "down to earth" always posts about how hard done by they are, maybe they should call themselves "chip on shoulder".
On 22 Feb 2008 at 11:06pm lauren wrote:
you come accross to me as a right pr@, reading the threads you seem to have it in for down to earth. Where has this hard done by bull come from! what are you on. Get a life.......
On 22 Feb 2008 at 11:29pm down to earth wrote:
Oh Brian get a life, you nasty, small minded little person. Read the threads before you start judging and making comments. I suppose if your picking on me your leaving some other poor sod alone. BRING IT ON

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